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MySQL Connector/C Distributions are available in binary and source formats. Binary distributions are available in native format for many platforms, such as RPM packages for Linux, DMG packages for Mac OS X, and PKG packages for Solaris. Distributions are also available in more generic formats such as Zip archives or compressed tar files.
After installing MySQL Connector/C, you may need to take additional steps to enable your compiler or linker to find the C API header files and libraries. See Section 5.3, “Postinstallation Steps”.